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Athletic Coaching Minor

Minor Requirements
PED 305First Aid: Responding to Emergencies3
or PED 306 Sport Safety Training
or PED 385 Athletic Training
PED 310Principles and Administration of Coaching2
PED 317Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning2-3
or PED 318 Principles of Aerobic Training
PED 352Fitness and Sports Nutrition3
PED 374Psychology of Sport3
Select four courses from the following: 18-10
Coaching and Officiating of Football
Coaching and Officiating of Basketball
Coaching and Officiating of Baseball and Softball
Coaching and Officiating of Track and Field
Coaching and Officiating of Volleyball
Coaching and Officiating of Wresting
Coaching and Officiating of Soccer
Methods of Teaching Lifetime Activities for Secondary Physical Education
Concepts of Sport Activities
Concepts of Dance and Gymnastics
Sociocultural Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity
Practicum in Physical Education
Children's Lifetime Sports Academy Practicum
Total Credit Hours21-24

NOTE: The HPER department may require of their students in major and minor programs of study that are enrolled in certain classes that will be going out for applied learning experiences, internship and/or practicums to obtain at their cost an appropriate professional conduct, background checks, and fingerprinting. This requirement is to be completed before HPER students engage with students, clients and all other participants in their programs.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor coursework.
  4. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Childhood Studies Minor

Missouri Western State University offers an interdisciplinary minor in childhood studies. This minor is intended for those students who have child-related emphases in their major disciplines, such as juvenile delinquency, child psychology, or pediatrics or for those who simply wish to learn more about the subject of childhood.  The minor will also provide a foundation of study for those students who intend to go on to professional or graduate school in order to study in child-related areas. This minor does not provide students with certification to teach in the state of Missouri.

Each student interested in this minor should discuss with his or her major academic advisor which courses best fit that student's discipline and concentration area as well as which general studies courses need to be chosen to satisfy prerequisites. Minor declaration forms shall be kept on file by the Director of Childhood Studies.

To insure that the minor is a truly interdisciplinary experience, at least three disciplines must be represented with no more than nine hours coming from any one discipline:

Minor Requirements
Select eighteen credit hours from the following:18
Family, Community, and Schools: Partnering for Young Children 1
Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child 2
Collaborating with Parents and Families
Literature for Adolescents
Literature for Children
Domestic Relations
Introduction to Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Law and Procedures
Maternal/Newborn Nursing 5
Pediatric Nursing 5
Child Growth and Motor Development
Child/Adolescent Psychology 3
Life-Span Developmental Psychology
Child Psychopathology and Exceptionalities 4
The Family
Family and Child Welfare
Theatre for Children and Youth
Internship: Relevant field experience/practicum/internship through any academic department 6
Relevant Special Topics Course offered through any academic department 6
Relevant Independent Study arranged with any full-time faculty member 6
Total Credit Hours18

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

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Our minors help you explore your interests and further develop your career goals. With five minors, we offer a range of studies so you can enhance your studies with a specialization. Or, pursue secondary interests while you complete your studies.

Are you ready to declare a minor? Download, sign and submit the form to the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department.

Declaring a Minor
A student cannot get a minor in the same area as their major, emphasis, or concentration. Minor coursework must consist of a minimum of four credit hours beyond the student’s major, emphasis, concentration, and general studies requirements.

Requirements for All Minors
To be awarded a minor, an overall GPA of at least 2.0 must be earned in the required minor coursework unless a higher standard is noted for a specific minor program. The same course in a degree minor may be used to fulfill major course requirements unless stated in a major or minor. Substitution courses are not allowed.